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Lawyer of the Year

Only a single lawyer in each practice area and designated metropolitan area is honored as the “Lawyer of the Year,” making this accolade particularly significant.

Lawyers being honored as “Lawyer of the Year” are selected based on particularly impressive voting averages received during the exhaustive peer-review assessments we conduct with thousands of leading lawyers each year. Receiving this designation reflects the high level of respect a lawyer has earned among other leading lawyers in the same communities and the same practice areas for their abilities, their professionalism, and their integrity.

Best Lawyers® began designating “Lawyers of the Year” in the U.S. in high-profile legal practice areas in 2009. Since then, we have extended this honor to many other countries where the Best Lawyers peer-review process is conducted as well.

We continue to believe — as we have believed for over 30 years — that recognition by one’s peers is the most meaningful form of praise in the legal profession. The Editors of Best Lawyers would like to congratulate all of the lawyers who have been selected as “Lawyers of the Year” for 2014.

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Montréal, QC

Kenneth S. Atlas

Borden Ladner Gervais LLP

1000 de La Gauchetière Street West, Suite 900
Montréal, QC H3B 5H4
Canada

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  • Banking and Finance Law
  • Insolvency and Financial Restructuring Law

Banking and Finance Law
(2014, Montréal)

I have been working with Mr. Atlas since 1990. Ken is one of the top lawyers in the banking field. In each transaction I have been involved with him, Ken makes sure he fully understands the business of our clients so that he can draft loan agreements, which take into account the inherent risks of lending to these clients and, as such, prepare suitable legal documentation to protect the interests of the lenders. Ken is very efficient in drafting clear documents, meeting difficult deadlines, and negotiating with the client/client's counsel to solve, in a respectful manner, the points of discussions. Another important element is that Mr. Atlas has experience in bankruptcy/restructuring matters, which brings real-life background to the covenants included in the loan agreements/security documentation.

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André J. Barette

Borden Ladner Gervais LLP

1000 de La Gauchetière Street West, Suite 900
Montréal, QC H3B 5H4
Canada

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  • Trusts and Estates

Trusts and Estates
(2014, Montréal)

Michel Benoit

Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP

1000 De La Gauchetière Street West, Suite 2100
Montréal, QC H3B 4W5
Canada

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  • Employee Benefits Law

Employee Benefits Law
(2014, Montréal)

René Branchaud

Lavery, de Billy

1 Place Ville Marie, Suite 4000
Montréal, QC H3B 4M4
Canada

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  • Natural Resources Law
    • Mining

Natural Resources Law
(2014, Montréal)

Laurent Carriere

Robic LLP

1001 Square Victoria, Bloc E, Eighth floor
Montréal, QC H2Z 2B7
Canada

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  • Intellectual Property Law
    • Litigation
    • Trademark

Intellectual Property Law
(2014, Montréal)

Peter Castiel

Stikeman Elliott LLP

1155 René-Lévesque Boulevard West, 40th Floor
Montréal, QC H3B 3V2
Canada

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  • Corporate Law
    • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law
  • Mergers & Acquisitions Law

Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law
(2014, Montréal)

Normand D'Amour

Miller Thomson LLP

1000 De La Gauchetière Street West, Suite 3700
Montréal, QC H3B 4W5
Canada

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  • Construction Law

Construction Law
(2014, Montréal)

Marc Duchesne

Borden Ladner Gervais LLP

1000 de La Gauchetière Street West, Suite 900
Montréal, QC H3B 5H4
Canada

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  • Insolvency and Financial Restructuring Law

Insolvency and Financial Restructuring Law
(2014, Montréal)

Paule Hamelin

Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP

3700-1 Place Ville Marie
Montréal, QC H3B 3P4
Canada

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  • Advertising and Marketing Law

Advertising and Marketing Law
(2014, Montréal)

Patrick Henry

Robinson Sheppard Shapiro LLP

800, du Square Victoria, Suite 4600
Montréal, QC H4Z 1H6
Canada

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  • Insurance Law
  • Legal Malpractice Law
  • Personal Injury Litigation
  • Product Liability Law

Personal Injury Litigation
(2014, Montréal)

Raynold Langlois QC

Langlois Kronström Desjardins LLP

Tour Scotia
1002 Sherbrooke Street West, 28th Floor
Montréal, QC H3A 3L6
Canada

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  • Administrative and Public Law
  • Bet-the-Company Litigation
  • Corporate and Commercial Litigation
  • Director and Officer Liability Practice
  • Securities Law

Corporate and Commercial Litigation
(2014, Montréal)

Guy Lemay

Lavery, de Billy

1 Place Ville Marie, Suite 4000
Montréal, QC H3B 4M4
Canada

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  • Class Action Litigation
  • Labour and Employment Law

Class Action Litigation
(2014, Montréal)

Pierre-Denis Leroux

Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP

600 de Maisonneuve Boulevard West, Suite 2200
Montréal, QC H3A 3J2
Canada

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  • Project Finance Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Structured Finance Law

Structured Finance Law
(2014, Montréal)

Sylvain Lussier

Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP

1000 De La Gauchetière Street West, Suite 2100
Montréal, QC H3B 4W5
Canada

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  • Administrative and Public Law
  • Appellate Practice
  • Class Action Litigation
  • Corporate and Commercial Litigation
  • Legal Malpractice Law

Appellate Practice
(2014, Montréal)

Pierre B. Meunier

Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP

The Stock Exchange Tower, Suite 3700
800 Victoria Square
P.O. Box 242
Montréal, QC H4Z 1E9
Canada

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  • Environmental Law

Environmental Law
(2014, Montréal)

Doug Mitchell

Irving Mitchell Kalichman LLP

Place Alexis Nihon, Tower 2, Suite 1400
3500 De Maisonneuve Boulevard West
Montréal, QC H3Z 3C1
Canada

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  • Bet-the-Company Litigation
  • Class Action Litigation
  • Corporate and Commercial Litigation

Bet-the-Company Litigation
(2014, Montréal)

John Nicholl

Clyde & Co LLP

630 René-Lévesque Boulevard West, Suite 1700
Montréal, QC H3B 1S6
Canada

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  • Class Action Litigation
  • Director and Officer Liability Practice
  • Insurance Law
    • Commercial
  • Legal Malpractice Law
    • Professional Liability

Legal Malpractice Law
(2014, Montréal)

François Painchaud

Robic LLP

1001 Square Victoria, Bloc E, Eighth floor
Montréal, QC H2Z 2B7
Canada

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  • Information Technology Law
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Technology Law

Information Technology Law
(2014, Montréal)

Robert Paré

Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP

The Stock Exchange Tower, Suite 3700
800 Victoria Square
P.O. Box 242
Montréal, QC H4Z 1E9
Canada

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  • Corporate Law
    • Finance
  • Mergers & Acquisitions Law
  • Securities Law
    • Transactional

Corporate Law
(2014, Montréal)

Robert Raizenne

Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP

1000 De La Gauchetière Street West, Suite 2100
Montréal, QC H3B 4W5
Canada

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  • Tax Law
    • Corporate
  • Trusts and Estates

Tax Law
(2014, Montréal)

Steeve Robitaille

Stikeman Elliott LLP

1155 René-Lévesque Boulevard West, 40th Floor
Montréal, QC H3B 3V2
Canada

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  • Corporate Law
    • Finance
  • Securities Law
    • Transactional

Securities Law
(2014, Montréal)

Raphaël H. Schachter QC, Ad.E.

Lavery, de Billy

1 Place Ville Marie, Suite 4000
Montréal, QC H3B 4M4
Canada

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  • Criminal Defense

Criminal Defense
(2014, Montréal)

David Stolow

Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP

1501 McGill College Avenue, 26th Floor
Montréal, QC H3A 3N9
Canada

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  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Appellate Practice
  • Corporate and Commercial Litigation

Alternative Dispute Resolution
(2014, Montréal)

Pierre-André Themens

Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP

1501 McGill College Avenue, 26th Floor
Montréal, QC H3A 3N9
Canada

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  • Corporate Law
  • Mergers & Acquisitions Law
  • Project Finance Law
  • Real Estate Law

Project Finance Law
(2014, Montréal)

Guy Tremblay Ad. E.

BCF

1100 René-Lévesque Boulevard West, 25th Floor
Montréal, QC H3B 5C9
Canada

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  • Labour and Employment Law
    • Employment
    • Labor
    • Management

Labour and Employment Law
(2014, Montréal)

Céline Trudeau

Robinson Sheppard Shapiro LLP

800, du Square Victoria, Suite 4600
Montréal, QC H4Z 1H6
Canada

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  • Transportation Law

Transportation Law
(2014, Montréal)

Jean R. Allard

Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP

One Place Ville Marie, Suite 2500
Montréal, QC H3B 1R1
Canada

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  • Workers' Compensation Law

Workers' Compensation Law
(2014, Montréal)

Chantal Arsenault

Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP

One Place Ville Marie, Suite 2500
Montréal, QC H3B 1R1
Canada

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  • Immigration Law

Immigration Law
(2014, Montréal)

Pierre Bienvenu Ad. E.

Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP

One Place Ville Marie, Suite 2500
Montréal, QC H3B 1R1
Canada

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  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Corporate and Commercial Litigation
  • Director and Officer Liability Practice
  • International Arbitration
  • Securities Law

International Arbitration
(2014, Montréal)

Marc-André Blanchard

McCarthy Tétrault LLP

1000 De La Gauchetière Street West, Suite 2500
Montréal, QC H3B 0A2
Canada

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  • Class Action Litigation
  • Corporate and Commercial Litigation
  • Defamation and Media Law

Defamation and Media Law
(2014, Montréal)

Claude Brunet

Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP

One Place Ville Marie, Suite 2500
Montréal, QC H3B 1R1
Canada

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  • Entertainment Law
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Technology Law

Entertainment Law
(2014, Montréal)

Thomas R. M. Davis

Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP

One Place Ville Marie, Suite 2500
Montréal, QC H3B 1R1
Canada

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  • Energy Regulatory Law
    • Electricity
    • Transactions

Energy Regulatory Law
(2014, Montréal)

Danièle Dion

Brisset Bishop

2020 University Street, Suite 2020
Montréal, QC H3A 2A5
Canada

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  • Maritime Law

Maritime Law
(2014, Montréal)

J. Robert Doyle

McCarthy Tétrault LLP

1000 De La Gauchetière Street West, Suite 2500
Montréal, QC H3B 0A2
Canada

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  • Banking and Finance Law
  • Equipment Finance Law

Equipment Finance Law
(2014, Montréal)

Michael Garonce

McMillan LLP

1000 Sherbrooke Street West, Suite 2700
Montréal, QC H3A 3G4
Canada

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  • Real Estate Law

Real Estate Law
(2014, Montréal)

Mr. Garonce provides an incredibly sophisticated knowledge of real estate and commercial matters. I have worked with him for over 30 years in a variety of transactions and I would state unequivocally that he has a superior level of intelligence, and yet a practical business-like approach to ensuring that deals get done . We have avoided litigation somewhat through our own attitude in this regard, but more directly because we have avoided many issues by ensuring the quality of our contracts up front. Maitre Garonce is well respected within his fraternity as a leading thinker and negotiator. He has provided us incredible, focused attention on so many of our files that I sometimes wonder how he has been able to keep control of all the documents. Many lawyers would do well to have Maitre Garonce as a role model. I have personally learned a great deal from him and respect him enormously.

Jonathan Wener
Canderel Group of Companies

William Hesler QC

Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP

One Place Ville Marie, Suite 2500
Montréal, QC H3B 1R1
Canada

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  • Appellate Practice
  • Class Action Litigation
  • Corporate and Commercial Litigation
  • Director and Officer Liability Practice
  • Product Liability Law
  • Securities Law

Product Liability Law
(2014, Montréal)

André Legrand

Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP

One Place Ville Marie, Suite 2500
Montréal, QC H3B 1R1
Canada

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  • Director and Officer Liability Practice
  • Insurance Law

Director and Officer Liability Practice
(2014, Montréal)

Charles S. Morgan

McCarthy Tétrault LLP

1000 De La Gauchetière Street West, Suite 2500
Montréal, QC H3B 0A2
Canada

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  • Technology Law

Technology Law
(2014, Montréal)

D. James Papadimitriou

McCarthy Tétrault LLP

1000 De La Gauchetière Street West, Suite 2500
Montréal, QC H3B 0A2
Canada

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  • Asset-Based Lending Practice
  • Equipment Finance Law
  • Real Estate Law

Asset-Based Lending Practice
(2014, Montréal)

Mindy Paskell-Mede

950 - 1010, de La Gauchetière Ouest
Montréal, QC H3B 2N2
Canada

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  • Director and Officer Liability Practice
  • Insurance Law
  • Legal Malpractice Law

Insurance Law
(2014, Montréal)

David E. Platts

McCarthy Tétrault LLP

1000 De La Gauchetière Street West, Suite 2500
Montréal, QC H3B 0A2
Canada

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  • Corporate and Commercial Litigation
  • Medical Negligence

Medical Negligence
(2014, Montréal)

Simon V. Potter

McCarthy Tétrault LLP

1000 De La Gauchetière Street West, Suite 2500
Montréal, QC H3B 0A2
Canada

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  • Administrative and Public Law
  • Bet-the-Company Litigation
  • Class Action Litigation
  • Corporate and Commercial Litigation
  • International Arbitration
  • International Trade and Finance Law

International Trade and Finance Law
(2014, Montréal)

Madeleine Renaud

McCarthy Tétrault LLP

1000 De La Gauchetière Street West, Suite 2500
Montréal, QC H3B 0A2
Canada

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  • Administrative and Public Law
  • Competition/Antitrust Law

Administrative and Public Law
(2014, Montréal)

Judith Robinson

Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP

One Place Ville Marie, Suite 2500
Montréal, QC H3B 1R1
Canada

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  • Biotechnology Law
  • Intellectual Property Law

Biotechnology Law
(2014, Montréal)

David Schulze

Dionne Schulze

507 Place d'Armes, Suite 1100
Montréal, QC H2Y 2W8
Canada

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  • Aboriginal Law

Aboriginal Law
(2014, Montréal)

Québec, QC

Pierre Delisle QC, Ad.E.

BCF

Complexe Jules-Dallaire, T1, 12th Floor
2828 Laurier Boulevard
Québec, QC G1V 0B9
Canada

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  • Administrative and Public Law

Administrative and Public Law
(2014, Québec City)

Jean-François Gagnon

Langlois Kronström Desjardins LLP

Complexe Jules-Dallaire, T3, , 13th Floor
2820 Laurier Boulevard
Québec, QC G1V 0C1
Canada

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  • Insurance Law

Insurance Law
(2014, Québec City)

Marc Germain

Stein Monast LLP

Stein Monast Building, Bureau 300
70, Dalhousie Street
Québec, QC G1K 4B2
Canada

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  • Banking and Finance Law
  • Insolvency and Financial Restructuring Law

Insolvency and Financial Restructuring Law
(2014, Québec City)

André Johnson

Stein Monast LLP

Stein Monast Building, Bureau 300
70, Dalhousie Street
Québec, QC G1K 4B2
Canada

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  • Labour and Employment Law
    • Employment
  • Workers' Compensation Law
    • Defendants

Workers' Compensation Law
(2014, Québec City)

Jacques LeMay

Stein Monast LLP

Stein Monast Building, Bureau 300
70, Dalhousie Street
Québec, QC G1K 4B2
Canada

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  • Insurance Law
  • Legal Malpractice Law
  • Personal Injury Litigation

Personal Injury Litigation
(2014, Québec City)

François Amyot

McCarthy Tétrault LLP

Rue de Claire-Fontaine, 7e étage, Suite 1150
Québec, QC G1R 5G4
Canada

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  • Corporate Law
  • Mergers & Acquisitions Law
  • Securities Law
  • Structured Finance Law
  • Technology Law

Corporate Law
(2014, Québec City)

Michel C. Chabot

Gravel Bernier Vaillancourt, Avocats

Place Iberville Trois
2960, boulevard Laurier, bureau 500
Québec, QC G1V 4S1
Canada

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  • Corporate and Commercial Litigation

Corporate and Commercial Litigation
(2014, Québec City)

Pierre Cimon Ad. E.

Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP

Complexe Jules-Dallaire/Tour Norton Rose, Suite 1500
2828 boulevard Laurier
Québec, QC G1V 0B9
Canada

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  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Banking and Finance Law
  • Construction Law
  • Corporate and Commercial Litigation
  • Director and Officer Liability Practice
  • Insurance Law
  • International Arbitration
  • Legal Malpractice Law
  • Personal Injury Litigation
  • Product Liability Law

Banking and Finance Law
(2014, Québec City)

Ian Gosselin

Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP

Complexe Jules-Dallaire/Tour Norton Rose, Suite 1500
2828 boulevard Laurier
Québec, QC G1V 0B9
Canada

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  • Construction Law
  • Corporate and Commercial Litigation
  • Director and Officer Liability Practice

Construction Law
(2014, Québec City)

Jocelyn F. Rancourt

Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP

Complexe Jules-Dallaire/Tour Norton Rose, Suite 1500
2828 boulevard Laurier
Québec, QC G1V 0B9
Canada

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  • Labour and Employment Law
  • Workers' Compensation Law

Labour and Employment Law
(2014, Québec City)

Carl Tremblay

Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP

Complexe Jules-Dallaire/Tour Norton Rose, Suite 1500
2828 boulevard Laurier
Québec, QC G1V 0B9
Canada

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  • Corporate Law
  • Mergers & Acquisitions Law
  • Securities Law
  • Technology Law

Securities Law
(2014, Québec City)

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